Perfect Binding

perfect binding

Perfect binding is an adhesive based binding. It is the easiest and least durable way to produce books, and is how most paperback books are bound. To produce a perfect-bound document, the piece’s folded signatures are gathered together in page sequence, clamped together, and placed in a machine that slices about 1/8" off their left edges. Then roughers mill the newly sliced sheet edges to prepare them for gluing. Finally, the edges receive an adhesive application and and are glued instantly inside a card cover.

Perfect binding often used for books and thick magazines, catalogs, annual reports and technical manuals. From a minimum thickness of 1/8", it works well with a wide range of document thicknesses and trim sizes. However, the paper used should not be heavier than 100# Book stock, with the grain running parallel to the piece’s spine.

If you have a PDF, you can place an order online for your perfect bound book. If you would like help designing your book, request a quote and consultation.

See also:

Saddle Stitching

Wire-O Binding

Spiral Binding

Comb Binding

Case Binding

Binding and Finishing

Printing Resources

Purchase printing, upload your PDF or design online